Plus: Don’t let the pandemic make you forget HR practices
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HomeCare Now
July 20, 2020


OIG Adds Home Health Plan Work Item
The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services has added a new item to its work plan: Analysis of New Rural Add-On Payment Methodology. That means it joins the list of projects underway or planned to be addressed during the fiscal year and beyond. Read on for NAHC’s analysis of the Rural Add-On.


ICYMI: HHS OIG Targets CMS Chief
The other big news from the HHS OIG is a new finding that Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, broke federal contracting rules by using more than $5 million in taxpayer money to pay politically connected contractors. Democrats then called for her ouster. Read more from Politico.



Industry News
Teufel Joins CQRC Board  
Compass Health Signs Distribution Agreement with Well Care Brands  
Universal Health Services and BAYADA Form Partnership  
GrandPad Chosen as Preferred Telehealth Provider for National PACE  
VGM Opens Nominations for HME Woman of the Yea  
SoClean Expands Product Lines  
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How Home Health Care Agencies Can Manage Risk When Using Rideshare Services
When an agency partners with a rideshare service to meet client transportation needs, there are three important factors to consider for delivery and liability.
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HR Compliance Still Matters
HR Compliance Still Matters
Even in the middle of a pandemic, HR noncompliance is costly in many ways, and a minor error can escalate into inaccuracies and oversights that jeopardize your entire operation. That’s why identifying opportunities for proper compliance management is a top priority for successful homecare businesses. Here’s where you should start.


Better Lighting for Better Home
Better Lighting for Better Home
We’re all staying home more, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing any time soon. If you find your sleep patterns are out of whack, your lighting may be to blame. But you’re not alone. For seniors—especially those with dementia—this is a common problem. Circadian lighting systems for the home may help. Take a closer look.


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